'If a black dog appears along the old corpse way, the route a funeral procession takes to the churchyard, it is thought to be escorting the dead soul to the afterlife. A black dog sighting without a funeral procession, however, is supposed to foreshadow death.'

For Doctor Dody McCleland, the unearthing of an ancient skeleton in a dry riverbed is a welcome break from the monotony of chaperoning her younger sister at a country house near the isolated hamlet of Piltdown. But when she begins her analysis of the bones, Britain's first female autopsy surgeon discovers they are much more recent - and they are the result of murder.

With Chief Inspector Matthew Pike's help Dody begins to investigate. Soon she finds herself pitted against ugly traditionalism, exploitation, spectral dogs, a ghostly hunt and a series of events that not only threaten her belief in scientific rationalism, but threaten her life itself.

Author

Felicity Young

Felicity Young was born in Hanover, Germany in 1960.  She settled in Perth in 1976.  Having a brother-in-law who is a retired police superintendent, it was almost inevitable she would turn to crime writing.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Cam Fraser

Series: Dodi McCleland

Series: Stevie Hooper

ISBN
9780732298029
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